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PURELY PERSO AL.
The Movements of Many People
Newberrians, and Those Who
Mr. F. G. Wright, of Charlotte, was
in the city Sunday and Monday.
Mr. Grover Sloan has changed from
Pomaria to Peak.
Mrs. E. C. Hutchinson has changed
the address of her Herald and News
from Wedgefield to Boykin, S. C.
The many friends of Mr. Herbert
Anderson are delighted to know that
he is again to be a resident of Green
Mrs. J. W. White and Miss Eliza
McCullough returned on Friday morn
ing from their trip to Havana, Cama
guey and Mantanzas, Cuba.
Mr. Birge Wise, of Prosperity, a
-prosperous stock dealer, was in the
city Monday. W'ii le n"ei e he took in
one of the successful hunts of the sea
Dr. P. E. Way, of Newberry, and
Mr. L. A. Way, of Bennettsville, were
in St. George on business several
days the past week.-Dorchester
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Dr. Cook -will appear at the opera
house next Friday night. This is nice
weather for the arctic 'eaplorer.
The first real scenes of winter were
presented to the naked eye Sunday
and Monday mornings.
Mr. S. K. Bouknight has opened his
blacksmith shop in Newberry, near
the stables of Mr. Guy Brown.
The January bride so far had a
sprinkle .of snow on the first of the
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Church of the Redeemer will meet
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Several babies gazed and wondered
Sunday morning at the first snow their
infant eyes had ever beheld. But the
first snow of Young 1912 was a little
one, a 'beautiful baby snow.
The Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary society of Central church
will not meet on Tuesday afternoon
as announced, but on Monday after
noon, the 15th, at 3.30 o'clock in the
Recorder Jno. W. Earhardt is still
pursuing his plan of fining little negro
iboys for idling at the depot and
swinging trains. The recorder is giv
ing the other boys lessons to keep out
of such costly and dangerous business.
A fair scene greeted the eye on
Su'nday morning, the first Sunday of
the new year. During the silent
watches of the night snow had fallen,
and when the sun rose and shed its
beams over the white landscape it
-was indeed a glorious sight.
On Wednesday afternoon and night
at the old court house the beautiful
and realistic motion pictu.res of "The
Two Orphans" will be exhibited in a
three-reel masterpiece. You , don't
w;.nt to miss this fine first-class exhi
bition-. The whole beautiful and touch
ing story will be given as it covers
A certain young lady of the fine
county of Laurens wrote word to a
young man in Newberry that she was
proud of him. He is a rising young
~Jusines's man of the city and is gain
ing prominence in '.'rious organiza
tions to which he belongs. Newberry
:e.nd Lauren-s always were close to
-each other -and the binding ties are
ever growing stronger.
At the Methodist church in the
'nmorning the Rev. M. L. Banks deliv-'
ered his initial sermon as presiding
elder of the Orangeburg district His
sermon was heard and thoroug-.ly en
joyed by a large congregation. The
Rev, and Mrs. Banks and family have
made a most favorable impression on
everyone whose pleasure it has been
to -meet them, and not only the Meth
odist congregation, -but the whole com
munity -welcomes them.-Christian
Death From Pellagra.
Miss Lou Koon died of pellagra
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at
the home of her niece, Mrs. J. L. Wil-1
liamis, with whom she lived, in the
Moliohon mill village, and was bu
ried at West End Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock, service by the Rev. J. B.
Harmon. She was 70 years of age.
In Interest of Farmers.
The papers of the State are trying
.to make much of the position of Gov.
Blease in regard to the department of
agriculture. In our opinion he is but
trying to make this department worth
THE CITY SCHOOLS.
New Board Organizes-Committees
The board of school trustees held
the first regular meeting of the new
year in the superintend.ent's office
Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Jan
uary 4. The terms of two trustees
were filled for two years at the re
cent municipal election. Mr. Davis,
already a member of the board, was
re-elected without opposition, and Mr.
W. Smith Langford, a new member,
was elected without opposition to fill
the place formerly held by Mr. J. H.
Wicker. Both these gentlemen were
received and cordialy complimented
by the chairman and the other mem
bers of the board.
The board was reorganized for the
year as follows: Chairman, Mr. 0.
Klettner; vice chairman, Mr. J. M.
Davis; secretary, Superintendent
Henry Lee Dean; treasurer, Dr. Van
The chairman appointed the follow
Executive committee-0. Klettner,
J. M. Davis, W. A. McSwain.
Finance and Supplies-The chair
man ex officio, W. A. McSwain, J. M.
School Buildings and Property
The chairman ex officio, Van Smith,
W. A. McSwain.
Text-Books and Courses of Study
The chairman ex officio, W. S. Lang
ford, Van Smith.
Rules and Regulations-The chair
man ex officio, J. M. Davis, W. S.
Board of Visitors-His honor the
mayor, and the honorable board of
aldermen of Newberry.
The meeting was ' an enthusiastic
one, and the welfare of the schools
was discussed from many different
standpoints. Medical examination ' of
pupils, school sanitation, how to en
courage visitors to the schools, all re
Mr. L. W. Derrick, of No. 9 Township,
Suffered Serious Loss by Fire
L. W. Derrick, in No. 9 township,
suffered a serious loss by fire on Sun
day night, when his dwelling, kitchen
and all household furniture were de
stroyed. The loss was about $1,400,
with only $400 insurance.
Mr. Derrick's entire family were
away from home at the time* the fire
started, being at the home of his fath
er, about 600 yards distant.
The insurance carried by Mr. Der
rick was in the Farmers' Mutual of
Newberry county, and was on his
dwelling. He had no insurance on his
furniture and provisions.
Mr. Derrick's home is near Holly's
Ferry. He is a young man, and the
loss bears heavily upon him.
One of the most delightful musical
treats that has been given in New
berry was the organ recital in the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on
last Sunday evening by Dr. Chas. R.
Fisher, director of the conservatory of
music of the Presbyterian college,
Charlotte, N. C. Dr. Fisher is a thor
ough master of the~ organ in every
sense of the word, and the people of
Ncewberry have never had to play for
them an artist who put the' feeling,
ar d the delicate tone shading into
th Ur playing that he did.' He is an
Eng.Lshman, but has spent a good
part of his life in the United States,
where he is one of the best known
organists and choir masters of the
day. He hol*ds the degree of Musical
Doctor from Toronto university, also
that of Honorary Fellow and Meamber
of -the Board of Examiners of the
Guild of Church Musicians and of
Victoria college, London, Eng.
The following is the program as
rendered Sunday evening.
1. Toccato and Fugue in D minor
2. Nocturne in E fiat-Chopin.
4. The Mountain Gnomes-Eilen
- 6. Berceuse--Spinney.
7. Overture to the Poet and Peasant
Some "Game" Hunters.
There was a party of hunters that
went into 'the wilds of Santee and
when they got a chance to kill a fine
buck followed by a pretty doe, both
of them took the shakes, fired into
the atmosphere and came hom.e meat
Quite different is the Newberry way.
Mr. Haskell Wright killed a deer on
a hunt in Georgetown a week or so
ago and he and Messrs. L. W. Floyd
and Raymond Fellers between them
killed a hundred ducks and one wild
SOME TERRIBLE WEATHER.
Snow and Sleet and Cold Rain Make
Terrible Streets and Terrible
Newberry woke up on Sunday morn
ing to find the ground covered with
about an inch of snow. The sun came
out, however, and shone all day, and
while the cold was intense, the little
snow was really welcomed as in the
interest of health, b4-inr regarded as
a good scavenger.
Monday morning New.erry woke ur
to find sleet and rai- faiIing, and al
day there were intermittent showers
of rain and sleet. The sidewalks and
streets of the city wtre in terrible
condition. The roa'is (t the county
were in fearful coru+ ion. How the
mail carriers mad"4 their routes is a
matter of wonder.
There has been .a siege of bad
weather during the Christmas holi
days, and since, and tae roads of the
county have been getting worse every
day. Elsewhere in this issue is re
ported a walk of some ten miles by
one of the mail ca-:iers, which he
preferred rather than to attempt the
drive in his buggy.
A weather forecast sent out fron
Washington says that snow and slee1
and unseasonably cold weather wil:
prevail 4uring the first part of the
week, and there will be a general re
action to warmer weather and less
intolerable conditions with the close
of the week.
MASS MEETING CALLED.
Farmers of Newberry County Called
to Meet Saturday, January 20, to
Consider Fertilizer and
To the Farmers of Newberry County:
Realizing the gravity of the condi
tions now affecting the farming inter
ests and believing that in union there
is strength and that our people should
be aroused on matters so vital t<
th4em, we, the undersigned, hereby cal:
a mass meeting of the farmers of
Newberry county to be held in the
court house Saturday morning, Jan
uary 20, 1912, at 11 o'clock, to con
ide ways and means to make more
effective .plans for the reduction of thE
cotton acr4eage and the quantity o:
fertilizers to be used this year. Ir
view of the seriousness of the situa
tion, we earnestly call upon ever3
farmer in the county to be presen1
and to give the benefit of his counse:
in this important crisis now' confront
ing the agricultural interests.
Remember the date, Saturday, Jan*
nary 20, 1912..
R. T. C. Hunter, W. C. Brown, J. C
Neel, W. E. ,Neel, W. E. Wallace, S
M. Duncan, O'Neall Holloway, I. P
Cannon, J. H. Chappell, J. W. Hendrix
H. H. Evans, S. W. Derrick, T. E
Chandler, C. M. Folk, N. F. Johnson
J. N. Longshore, C. H. Shannon, S. J
Shannon, J. N. F.eagle.
Mail Carrier Wicker Finds Road ii
Such Condition Buggy is Too
Slow-He Delivers Mail on
Mr. T. E. Wicker, rural carrier or
Route No. 3, made tesn miles of his
route on foot last Saturday owing tc
the cut-up and frozen condition of the
roads.' It took him two and one-hall
hours to reach Jalapa, a distance ol
seven miles. Being a motorcyclis1
and thoroughly disgniested with thf
slow time he was making with horse
and buggy, when he got to Jalapa, he
sent his turnout across country to the
other side of his route, a distance ol
about two miles, and set out to swing
around the upper circle of his route
on foot. He made the ten miles in
good time and in fine spirits; and be-'
1sides carrying his mai.l, he carried 175
pounds of avoirdupois which he says
was not at all in his way. While foot
ing it, he took a registered letter, took
a money order, took a hot cup of cof
fee and some cake, and would have
taken dinner and anything else he
could lay hands on if he hadn't 'been
in a hurry to get back to the post
Mrs. Hattie Bamney Dead.
'Mrs. Hattie Ramey died Sunday at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H.
Hazel, at the age of 80 years, after an
illness of several months. She was
buried at Zoar Monday afternoon,
Revs. E. P. Taylor and F. G. Whitlock
conducted the funeral services.
Mrs. Ramey was a consecrated mem
ber of the Zoar Methodist church fo'
many years. She leaves four sons:
Messrs. Jim Ramey, of Newberry; WV.
. Ramey, of Zoar; R. L. Ramev, of
Saluda, and Clark Ramey, of Zoar:
two daughters, Mrs. W. H Hazel and
uM. izzi Rams, of Columbia.
HAVIRD GRANTED BAIL.
Mayor of Silverstreet Released From
Jail on Bond in Sum of Four
Judge R. C. Watts, in Columbia on
Thursday afternoon, granted bail tc
Mayor B. Mayer Havird, of Silver
street, in the sum of $4,000. The mo
tion was made by Havird's attorney,
Eugene S. Blease, Esq. Mr. Havird
gave the bond, his sureties being C. L
Havird and H. L. Parr, of Newberry,
and H. 0. Long, of Silv.rstreet.
Mr. Havird is charged with murder
in the killing of Luther Bledsoe, al
Silverstreet, whom he shot on De
cember 23, 1911. He has been in jail
since the death of Mr. Bledsoe, which:
!occurred on Christmas mno ning.
Running the Office.
Governor Blease's chief offense is
that he is running the governor's of
fice. None of these wonderfully wise
newspapers have ever even hinted
that anybody is Governor Blease's
boss. Dare you to do it and prove it
Not the State Editor.
I Leesville - News-Advocate.
What a pity The State is not gover
nor. Too bad it can't suggest, dic
tate, coerce, drive, force our presen1
governor. If Cole. L. Blease is noi
governor then who is?
Longshore Camp Officers.
At the last meeting of 'Longshore
Camp, No. 54, W. 0. W. the following
officers were installed for 1912:
J. Y. Floyd-Council Commander.
G. B. Boozer-Adviser Lieutenant.
A. R. Dorroh-Banker.
R. S. Maybin--Clerk.
R. L. Burton-Watchman.
J. R. Longshore-Sentry.
W. 0. Pitts, W. 0. Senn, J. W. Hpn
Dr. W. D. Senn-Physician.
The camp meets ev'ery first and
third Friday night. Visiting bethren
A marriage of particular interes1
to a large number of friends in this
city and throughout the -State was
solemnized yesterday afternoon at thE
home of the bride's parents, Mr. ani
Mrs. Garbriel Strauss, in Atlanta
where their daughter, Miss Fa3
Strauss and Dr. I. El. Crimm, of thi:
city, were united in marriage. TI
pretty bride' will receive a warm wel
come in her new home, where thE
groom ha hosts of friends.-Spartan
Election at Whitmire.
Whitmire, Jan. 6.--The election foi
mayor and aldermen was held hert
yesterday. The result was as follows:
S. B. Sims was elected mayor, and thE
following aldermen: B. H. Herren, J
A. Summey, J. D. Odell, J. A. Darby
Lakota Tribe, I. 0. R. M., Officers.
At the last meeting of Lakota Tribe
No. 79,. . .R. M., the following of
ficers were elected for the ensuing
John Foster, Prophet.
Win. C. Sligh, Sachem.
A. K. Ep'ting, Senior Sagamore.
jJ. M. Mayer, Junior Sagamnore.
J. Wmn. Folk, Chie( of Records..
Geo. C. Glasgow, Keeper of Wam
AS TO COTTON STATISTICS.
Congressman Lever Calls for Repor1
as to Consumption of Cotton and.
Congressman Lever, who is a mem
ber of the agricultural committee ol
the house of representatives, has in
troduced a bill providing for a revision
of the manner in which/ govern.meni
reports on cotton have been made and
which seems to be alo,ng the right
line, and has also introduced a joint
resolution asking the director of the
census to publish along with cotton
acreage and condition reports of cot
ton that are issued by the department
of agriculture the latest available sta
tistics showing the exports, stocks
and consumption of cotton, and of the
number of spindles.
The following is the resolution:
Resolv-ed by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled,
That the director of the census be, and
he is hereby, authorized and direct
ed to publish, in connection with the
statistics of cotton ginned to spec
fed dates and in connection with the
acreage and condition reports of cot
ton issued by the department of agri
culture, the latest available statistics
of the exports, stocks, and consump
tion of cotton, and of the numnber of
Special--The Herald and News, $1.50
MR. AULL TAKES CHARGE.
Office of Superintendent of Education
of Newberry County Goes Into
Col. E. H. Aull has assumed the
duties of county superintendent of
education, to which he was elected by
the State board of education. The,
transfer of the office was made on
Saturday, when Superintendent J. S.
Wheeler turned over the records of,
the office to Mr. Aull.
Acting under the provisions of the
constitution of South Carolina as to
holding two offices, Mr. Aull tendered
Governor Blease his resignation as a
member of the State hospital com
Odd Fellows Install Officers.
At a regular meeting of Pulaski
lodge; No. 20, I. 0. 0. F., held last
Friday night at 8 o'clock, the follow
ing -officers were installed for the en
W. 0. Wilson, Noble Grand.
J. H. Baxter,. Vice Grand.
J. L. Aull, R. S. N. G.
I. M. Sligh, L. S. N. G.
M. M. Satterwhite, Inner Guard.
D. I. Franklin, Outer Guard.
W. H. Hardeman, R. S. V. G.
W. H. Shelley, L. S. V. G.
J. K. Aull, Warden.
G. L. Robinson, Conductor.
Dr. Van Smith, Chaplain.
J. L. Reeder, R. S. S.
J. E. Floyd, L. S. S.
During the meeting Otto Klettner
made a very appropriate address, and
at the close of the address presented
to Theo. Danielsen, treasurer, and, W.
G. Peterson, secretary, handsolme rugs,
and $1.37 to both to purchase a pair
Pulaski. lodge is in a flourishing
condition, and is doing a grand work.
Used to Hot Air.
We were on a -train yesterday and
sat beside one of those fools who in
sist upon riding with the window up
in cold weather. We asked him where
he was from. He replied "Newberry."
We were not surprised.-Greenville
Piedmont. You are so used to hot air
that a little delighttul breeze is too
much -for your thin blood.
On Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock,
a-t the residence of the bride's mother,
IMrs. Laura. Koon, Mr. J. G Miller and
Miss Maggie Koon weie married by
the Rev. J. A. Sligh. .All of: Newberry
county. Relatives and several invited
guests were present, and after the
ringing of the weddihg bells a sumnp
tuous feast was spread. Congratula
tions to the happy couple, and, in the.
language of Rip Van Winkle, after his
Isleep of 20 years, "may they live long
and prosper," and ever have with
them to brighten and to cheer them,
the memory picture of a happy, quiet
country wedding, with the snow all
around to make it look like merry
Christmas. Happy new 'year to them.
TRIAL OF J. A. BLACKWELDEIR.
ICase of Newberry Banker May be
*Called at Lexington.
Lexington, Jan. 7.-With ten pris
oners in jail awaiting trial and a large
number of bail cases to be heard, the
January ter mof the court of general
Sessionis for Lexington county will
open tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock,
with Judge George E. Prince, of An
IIt is understood that the case
against J. A. Blackwelder, of Newber
ry, former president of and prime mov
er in the organization of the Bank of1
Chapin, who is charged with violating
the State banking laws, will be called
for trial. The outcome of this case
is of State-wide interest, because of
the fact that it is the first case of the
kind ever to come before the criminal
courts of South Carolina. Mr. Black
welder, it is alleged, used the funds of
the bank in the interest of several en
terprises in which he himself was in
terested in excess of the amounts al
lowed by law. It is said that the bank
lost between $4,000 and $5,000 by
Blackwelder's transactions. Efforts
have been made, it is said, to compro
mise the suit, the defendant offering
to pay a sum of money, but not enough
to satisfy the claim of the officers of
the bank. The case was postponed at
the last term on account of the ab
sence from the State of Giles L. Wil
son, f.?rmer State bank examiner, whoa
is the leading witness for the prose
cution. Th~e defendant is represented
by Messrs. Efird & Dreher, of Lexing
ton, and R. H. Welch, of Columbia.
WILL CONTINUE--We will continue1l
business in our old warehouse until
we erect a new building. We are
prepared to serve our friends and
customers as usual. Bair-Frazier
Company, Blairs. S. G. 1-9-3t.
(Corrected by Nat Gist).
Strict good middling... ... .... -9%
Good middiing... ... ... ... ...9%
Strict middling... ... ... ... ...9%
Middling... ... ... ... ... .....9
(By Robt. McC. Holmes).
Strict good middling... ... ... ..9
Good middling... ... ... ... ....8%/
Strict middling... ... ..... ... ..8%
(By Summer Bros. Co.)
Cotton seed... ... ... ..... ..22%
(By A. P. Coleman).
Cotton... ... ... ... ... ... ...9:y
Cotton seed... ... ... ... - . ..24
(By Silverstreet Warehouse Co.)
Cotton... ... ... ... ...9% h
Cotton seed... ... ..... ..22
(By Aull & Hipp).
Cotton... ... ... ... ... ... ..9%
Cotton seed. ....... ...... ...22%
(By J. B. Derrick).
Cotton. ..................9 to 9%
Cotton seed ... .. .... ..24
(By Glenn-Lowry Mfg. Co.)
Cotton seed... . ...... ...24% to 25
One Cent a Word. No ad
vertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
NOTICE-Municiipal license,/ dog tax
and street duty now due. J. J.
Langford, Mayor; J. R. Scurry, C. &
T. T. C. N. 1-94t
WANTED-You to remember the sae
'tion sale of valuable lots, Culbresa l
property, Newberry, Wednesday
January 10. Valuable prizes wi
be given away. Good music. Free
backs. Terms: One-third cash, bel
ance in one year. 1-l-1t
WANTED-You to hear the "two Bed.
enhomers" at auction sale Wednes
day, January 10, 10.80 o'clock. Do't
forget It. Free prizes. An oppor
J.. W. REAGIN, .shoe maker and re-'
pairer-I have been compelled to
adopt the cash on delivery system,
in the conduct of my shoe repairing
business, as the expense of collect
ing intolves too great a proportien
o_ tim an:i prcSt. J. W. Reagin.
NCTICE-Municipal licer.s, dog tac
and street duty now dt:e. 3. J.
Langford,- Mayor; J. R. Scurry, C. &
T. T. C. N. 1-9-4t.
NOTICE-Municipal license, dog' taZ
and street duty ~ now -due. 3. J.
Langford, Mayor; J. R. Scurry, C. &
T. T. C. N.14t
FINE mules for sale .by J. R. We~bb,
*Chappells, S. C. - ...7t.
FOR 'SALE-Some ine mue~ a i-e'me N
good famil1 horse.: 6. 61~
F~OR. RENT-Two-horse farm, tw4 I
. miles west of Newberry. Goo4
biuildings, fine water and pasture.
J. -i. Amick, R. F. D. L. Kinards,
-S. C. 1.2-3t.
FRESHT PEUITS arrive every day at.
FOR FRESH fish, phone 321. 3. L.
JTUST arrived, a carload of heart and
sap shingles. Langford & Bas-.
WANTED-Position by 'experienced
stenegrapher. Addres "J," care
The Herald and News. -1-2-4t.
J. L. BURNS handles all grades of -
staple and fancy groceries. --
LEARN AUTOMOBILE BSN
Take a 30 days practical course in
our well equipped machine shopC
and learn the automobile business
and accept good positions. Char
lotte Auto School Charlotte, N. 0.
WANTED-Young men gd ladles to
learn telegraphy. We are receiving
more calls for our graduates than
we can supply. Charlotte Telegra
phy School, Charlotte, N. C. 3-7-tr.
E[ONEY TO LEND-Money to lend on
real estate. Long time and 0asy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter..
EOR RENT 1919-A two-.horse farm .
near town. A good dwelling hous
and three acres of land. Also a
arge store house in condition at Hel
ena. Apply to M. M. Buford, New